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zo·ol·o·gy

 (zō-ŏl′ə-jē, zo͞o-)
n. pl. zo·ol·o·gies
1. The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.
2. The animal life of a particular area or period: the zoology of Alaska; the zoology of the Pleistocene.
3. The characteristics of a particular animal group or category: the zoology of mammals.
4. A book or scholarly work on zoology.

zo·ol′o·gist n.
Usage Note: Traditionally, the first syllable of zoology has been pronounced as (zō), rhyming with toe. However, most likely due to the familiarity of the word zoo (which is merely a shortened form of zoological garden), the pronunciation of the first syllable as (zo͞o) is also commonly heard. In 1999, 88 percent of the Panelists found the (zō-) pronunciation acceptable, and 60 percent found the (zo͞o-) pronunciation acceptable, with 68 percent using the (zō-) pronunciation and 32 percent using the (zo͞o-) pronunciation in their own speech. Thus, while both pronunciations can be considered acceptable, the (zō-) pronunciation may be perceived as more scientific.

zoology

(zuːˈɒlədʒɪ; zəʊ-)
n, pl -gies
1. (Zoology) the study of animals, including their classification, structure, physiology, and history
2. (Zoology) the biological characteristics of a particular animal or animal group
3. (Zoology) the fauna characteristic of a particular region
4. (Zoology) a book, treatise, etc, dealing with any aspect of the study of animals
zoological, zoologic adj
zoologically adv
zoˈologist n

zo•ol•o•gy

(zoʊˈɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the scientific study of animals, including characteristics, physiology, development, classification, etc.
[1660–70]

zo·ol·o·gy

(zō-ŏl′ə-jē, zo͞o-ŏl′ə-jē)
The scientific study of animals, including their growth and structure.

Zoology


a division of zoology that studies mites and ticks. — acarologist, n.
the branch of zoology that studies amphibians. — amphibiological, adj.
a branch of zoology that studies spiders and other arachnids. Also called arachnidology, araneology. — arachnologist, n.
the branch of zoology that studies crustaceans. — carcinologist, n.
the study of whales. — cetologist, n.
the state or condition of being united by growth. — coadunate, adj.
the branch of zoology that studies scales, mealy bugs, and other members of the family Coccidea.
the branch of zoology that studies the shells of mollusks. Also called malacology. — conchologist, n.conchological, adj.
the branch of zoology that studies crustaceans.
the branch of zoology that studies the dog, especially its natural history.
the branch of zoology that studies echinoderms.
the study of insects. — entomologist, n.entomologie, entomological, adj.
development of an organism or form of animal life in which body segmentation is complete before hatching. — epimorphic, adj.
the practice of certain animals of sleeping throughout the summer. Cf. hibernation.
reproduction by budding. See also botany.
the practice of certain animals of sleeping throughout the winter. Cf. estivation.
the state or quality of being invertebrate or without a backbone, as certain organisms, animals, etc; hence, spinelessness; exhibiting a lack of strength of character. — invertebrate, adj.
the branch of entomology that studies butterflies. — lepidopterologist, lepidopterist, n.
conchology. — malacologist, n.
the branch of zoology that studies mammals. — mammalogist, n.
a change or succession of changes in form during the life cycle of an animal, allowing it to adapt to different environmental conditions, as a caterpillar into a butterfly.
the branch of zoology that studies birds. — ornithologist, n.
the branch of zoology that studies the mammals of past geologic ages.
selective breeding to develop strains with particular characteristics. — stirpicultural, adj.
a system of naming things, as plants or animals. — taxonomist, n.taxonomie, adj.
pl. animals whose young are bom live, as mammals. — viviparity, n.viviparous, adj.
1. the study of the geographical distribution of animals.
2. the study of the causes, effects, and other relations involved in such distributions. — zoogeographer, n.
the laws of animal life or the animal kingdom. — zoonomist, n.zoonomic, adj.
the study or science of the diseases of animals; animal pathology. Also zoopathy.
zoopathology.
the physiology of animals, as distinct from that of humans.
the branch of zoology concerned with the zoophytes. — zoophytological, adj.
zoological classification; the scientific classification of animals.

zoology

1. The study and classification of animals.
2. Study of animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoology - all the animal life in a particular region or period; "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
biota, biology - all the plant and animal life of a particular region
avifauna - the birds of a particular region or period
animal group - a group of animals
2.zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
siphon, syphon - a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled
hood - (zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal
plastron - (zoology) the part of a turtle's shell forming its underside
collar - (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal
protective coloration - coloration making an organism less visible or attractive to predators
pallium, mantle - (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
cloaca - (zoology) the cavity (in birds, reptiles, amphibians, most fish, and monotremes but not mammals) at the end of the digestive tract into which the intestinal, genital, and urinary tracts open
venous blood system, venation - (zoology) the system of venous blood vessels in an animal
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
bugology, entomology - the branch of zoology that studies insects
ethology - the branch of zoology that studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats
herpetology - the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians
ichthyology - the branch of zoology that studies fishes
malacology - the branch of zoology that studies the structure and behavior of mollusks
mammalogy - the branch of zoology that studies mammals
oology - the branch of zoology that studies eggs (especially birds' eggs and their size, shape, coloration, and number)
ornithology - the branch of zoology that studies birds
protozoology - the branch of zoology that studies protozoans
palaeozoology, paleozoology - the study of fossil animals
natural scientist, naturalist - a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
aestivation, estivation - (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
vagile - having freedom to move about; "vagile aquatic animals"
caudate, caudated - having a tail or taillike appendage
acaudal, acaudate - lacking a tail or taillike appendage
metabolous, metabolic - undergoing metamorphosis
ametabolic, ametabolous - undergoing slight or no metamorphosis
univalve - used of mollusks, especially gastropods, as snails etc.
bivalve, bivalved - used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.)
vertebrate - having a backbone or spinal column; "fishes and amphibians and reptiles and birds and mammals are verbetrate animals"
invertebrate, spineless - lacking a backbone or spinal column; "worms are an example of invertebrate animals"
live-bearing, viviparous - producing living young (not eggs)
oviparous - egg-laying
ovoviviparous - producing living young from eggs that hatch within the body
warm-blooded - having warm blood (in animals whose body temperature is internally regulated)
cold-blooded - having cold blood (in animals whose body temperature is not internally regulated)
alular - pertaining to alulae
ambulacral - pertaining to the ambulacra of radial echinoderms
anguine - of or related to or resembling a snake
annelid, annelidan - relating to or belonging to or characteristic of any worms of the phylum Annelida
anserine - of or resembling a goose
anuran, batrachian, salientian - relating to frogs and toads
arachnidian, arachnoid, spiderlike, spiderly, spidery - relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida
araneidal, araneidan - relating to or resembling a spider
arthropodal, arthropodan, arthropodous - of or relating to invertebrates of the phylum Arthropoda
artiodactyl, artiodactylous, even-toed - of or relating to or belonging to mammals of the order Artiodactyla
avian - pertaining to or characteristic of birds
canine - of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae
carangid - of or relating to fish of the family Carangidae
filariid - of or relating to or belonging to the family Filariidae

zoology

noun
Quotations
"The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo" [Desmond Morris The Human Zoo]

Zoology

Branches of zoology  arachnology, archaeozoology, cetology, entomology, ethology, herpetology, ichthyology, malacology, mammalogy, myrmecology, ophiology, ornithology, palaeozoology, primatology, protozoology, zoogeography, zoography, zoometry, zootomy
Zoology terms  abdomen, aestivation, amphibian, antenna, anterior, appendage, arachnid, arthropod, biped, bivalve, carnivore, caudal, chordate, chrysalis, cocoon, coelenterate, coelom, colony, crustacean, decapod, dipteran, dorsal, echinoderm, edentate, fin, gastropod or gasteropod, gill, herbivore, hibernation, imago, insectivore, invertebrate, larva, lepidopteran, marsupial, metamorphosis, migration, omnivore, parenchyma, passerine, pectoral, placenta, posterior, predator, prey, primate, protozoan, pupa, quadruped, raptor, reptile, rodent, ruminant, segment, skeleton, spawn, spine, sucker, thorax, ventral, vertebrate
Zoologists  Georges Cuvier (French), Charles (Robert) Darwin (English), Richard Dawkins (British), Hans Adolf Eduard Driesch (German), Gerald (Malcolm) Durrell (British), Charles Sutherland Elton (British), Karl von Frisch (Austrian), Paul Kammerer (Austrian), Alfred Charles Kinsey (U.S.), Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet Lamarck (French), Edwin Ray Lankester (English), Konrad Zacharias Lorenz (Austrian), Peter Brian Medawar (English), Thomas Hunt Morgan (U.S.), Nikolaas Tinbergen (British), Alfred Russel Wallace (British), Solly Zuckerman (British)
Translations
عِلْمُ الـحَيَوَانعِلْم الحَيوان
zoologie
zoologi
zoologio
zooloogia
eläintiede
zoologija
állattanzoológia
zoologia
dÿrafræîi
動物学
동물학
zoologijazoologiniszoologiškaizoologas
zooloģija
zoológia
zoologi
สัตววิทยา
hayvan bilimihayvanbilimzooloji
động vật học

zoology

[zəʊˈɒlədʒɪ] Nzoología f

zoology

[zuːˈɒlədʒi zəʊˈɒlədʒi] nzoologie f

zoology

nZoologie f

zoology

[zəʊˈɒlədʒɪ] nzoologia

zoology

(zuˈolədʒi) noun
the scientific study of animals.
ˌzooˈlogical (zuəˈlo-) adjective
ˌzooˈlogically (-ˈlo-) adverb
zoˈologist noun

zoology

عِلْمُ الـحَيَوَان zoologie zoologi Zoologie ζωολογία zoología eläintiede zoologie zoologija zoologia 動物学 동물학 dierkunde zoologi zoologia zoologia зоология zoologi สัตววิทยา hayvanbilim động vật học 动物学
References in classic literature ?
 many of the elder zoologists with a certain vestigial docility
It was a brave, good speech, a speech from that stanch and strong spirit which lay behind all the acidities and angularities of the old zoologist.
Army staff, zoologists and experts from the Environmental Agency are working side-by-side in woods around Ballykinler Army base in Co Down to boost numbers which have been falling for years due to grey squirrels.
Recalling how he was inspired to write The Naked Ape, Desmond Morris says, “Previously, all studies of human behaviour had been done by sociologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, anthropologists… But zoologists had never really tackled human behaviour before.
Zoologists at the seaside attraction bought six more of the poisonous fish to help keep the blues at bay and prevent the older lionfish getting lonely.
CHILDREN as young as five are to get school visits from professionals such as businessmen, archaeologists and zoologists to help teach them about different types of jobs, it has been announced.
Washington, Sept 22 ( ANI ): One hundred years after the death of Sir Alfred Russel Wallace, an international team of zoologists has discovered a new genus of mammal in the Halmahera Island in Indonesia.
On the occasion the federal secretary, Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar also decorated highly talented and acclaimed zoologists with Mujib Memorial Gold Medal, Muzaffer Ahmad Gold Medal, Muhammad Afzal Hussain Qadri Memorial Gold Medal, Prof.
At the inaugural session the Chief Guest Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar decorated highly talented and acclaimed zoologists with Mujib Memorial Gold Medal, Muzaffar Ahmad Gold Medal, Muhammad Afzal Hussain Qadri Memorial Gold Medal, Prof.
Zoologists work in a wide range of job areas that involve studying animals and their behaviour, including development and testing of new drugs; improvement of agricultural crops and livestock; disease and pest control; conservation of endangered habitats and species; animal welfare and education; policy development and enforcement of regulations for government agencies.
Zoologists study animal evolution, ecology, genetics, behaviour, development and physiology.
As zoologists, "we'd been brainwashed into thinking hybrids are dead ends," he says.